Please contribute to this important drive by dropping off new pajamas to our donation boxes!  Thank you :)


Your challenge, if you choose to accept it:

Read one book in January with A NUMBER IN THE TITLE. 

Once you read, come into the children's room and see the Monthly Challenge display.  Write your name, the title of the book, and a few sentences about the book on an entry form, and put it in the jar.

If your name is picked you will get a prize and get to pick the theme (out of 3 options) for March! 

We are going to keep this challenge going all year, so stop by and get your bookmark to keep track of your reading!

100 Books Before Age 1

The Children's Room is implementing a new program to further promote early literacy.
Beginning January 1st, your family can participate in 100 Books Before Age 1! This program is for children birth-age 1 and their parents or caregivers. Set up much like our popular Summer Reading Program, parents will log the books they read to their child, with a reading goal of 100 books.
 You can choose to log and keep track of your reading online or on paper reading logs.
Every three months the Children's Room will hold a Celebratory Story Time and Playdate for those who have reached the goal. The 100 Books Before Age 1 program will be ongoing, and you can register and begin at any time.
Once you have reached the goal, you are welcome to continue to log reading who knows how many books you can reach by age 2!
See the Children's Room Staff with any questions, or email the Children's Librarian.

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Library Mission Statement

The Northborough Free Library provides materials, space, access and opportunities for members of the community to learn and discover; to enrich their lives and further their personal goals; and to engage with others in a comfortable environment.

Welcome to the Children's Room!

A Note: Due to staff changes and snow days there will not be a regularly scheduled 3rd & 4th grade book group at the end of the Feb.  The January date has been rescheduled to Monday 2/9 6-7 p.m.
Also, Wednesday, Feb. 11th will be the last official Mother Goose on the Loose program, as it is Laura's last day.  Keep an eye on the schedule for other programming for children birth through age 2.

Hello All!
I just personally wanted to let everyone know that my last day as Children's Librarian in Northborough will be Wednesday, February 11th.
I did not know much about Northborough when I started here in 2011, but I have grown to love this community.  I have made wonderful connections in the library and at the elementary schools. I've learned so much from my staff, coworkers, and especially from the kids.
There WILL be Mother Goose on the Loose on the 11th, as I cannot think of a better (or cuter) way to end my time here than by singing and dancing with our little future readers!
Thanks Everyone!
Laura Brennan

We've got new apps on the iPads!
 We are loaded up with apps for toddlers, and both younger and older elementary school kids.  A lot of these apps have learning elements, but we did add some games and interactive stories just for fun!
Come take a look! 

ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) RESOURCE SECTION
Check out our ASD Resource area!!  We have new books for kids and adults, fidget toys, game packets, and more...  Please stay tuned for our two brand new iPads loaded with special apps!!  These iPads will be available for use in the library!  (2 iPads provided by a grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism - Allison Keller iPad Grant).

Be careful with audio books! They can be finicky!

For people with multi-disc players, occasionally a library CD will get stuck.  This is true, mostly, for multi-cd players installed in cars.  Please play at your own risk.  Thank you!

Each month we get many more calls than we have spots in Children's Programs.  Please remember, if you do not show up for a program, you have taken a spot away from another child who wanted to participate.
The Children's Staff asks that if you cannot attend a program you have signed up for you give us a call to let us know. 
If you do not show up for a monthly program, you will not be allowed to sign up for the same program the following month.
If you are a frequent "no-show", you may be held from signing up for more or future programs.